Acrylic paint, collage and pastel on canvas, 2013.
The object in the background is based on a sighting in the night sky during the summer of 1998 in Saskatoon. I was sitting outside with my friend Muxx, taking a break from jamming in my parents’ basement, and we were both looking up when balls of light in a triangular formation appeared from out of the northern sky moving south. The lights appeared to be part of a single massive V-shaped object, which made no sound as it passed overhead. We looked at each other in amazement – what the.. did you just see that? If Muxx wasn’t with me I would have questioned my own faculties. The incident stayed in the back of my mind for years. Then an internet search revealed that similar sightings have been reported throughout North America going back decades. The craft are known as ‘big black deltas’, BBDs. It is speculated that they are advanced U.S. Defense Department craft featuring some type of non-combustion propulsion system, hence their silence. But who knows. . .
Eyes aglow in the night . . . sensing you, sensing me . . . something on wing afoot.